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Pope Appoints Middle East Synod (Catholic News Service)
27 Apr 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI has named prelates from several countries to lead the special Synod of Bishops for the Middle East in October.  Read more...
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Iraqi Refugees in Beirut (Catholic News Service)
27 Apr 2010 – The death threat came as no surprise to Ihab Ephraim Khodr, an Iraqi Christian.  Read more...
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Iraqi Refugees in Damascus (Catholic News Service)
27 Apr 2010 – An election victory for Iraq’s more secular parties backing Prime Minister-elect Ayad Allawi is not tempting Iraqi Christian refugees to return home, even as members of the Chaldean Catholic Church hierarchy continue to express confidence that Christians can live in peace in Iraq.  Read more...
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Expert on Eastern Christianity Dies (Catholic News Service)
21 Apr 2010 – Czech Cardinal Tomas Spidlik, an expert in Eastern Christian spirituality and a famous preacher, died April 16 at the age of 90.  Read more...
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21 Apr 2010 – On Thursday, 22 April, at 1 p.m., hear CNEWA’s Msgr. Robert L. Stern as he joins Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York discuss their recent trip to Lebanon and Syria.  Read more...
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Israel Honors Catholic (Catholic News Service)
19 Apr 2010 – Yossef Mtanes said it was not an easy decision to agree to be one of the symbolic torch lighters at the April 19 opening of Israel’s 62nd Independence Day celebrations.  Read more...
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14 Apr 2010 – About 150 Iraqi Christian refugees gathered with excitement outside the Melkite Catholic compound in Damascus.  Read more...
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06 Apr 2010 – The confluence of the Eastern and Western Christian calendars that leads to a common celebration of Christ’s resurrection this year is a “symphony that expresses the unity of faith,” said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal in his Easter homily at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.   Read more...


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